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deer fly

A biting fly, Chrysops discalis, that transmits the causative organism of tularemia (deer fly fever).
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While dawn and dusk tend to be prime feeding times, deer flies will bite and feed all day long.
Horse and deer flies feeding on an infected animal easily can spread the disease to another.
All biting flies (horse flies, deer flies, stable flies, black flies, mosquitoes, etc.) are attracted to large dark objects.
Humans become infected through contact with infected animal tissues, ingestion of contaminated food or water, inhalation of contaminated aerosols, and bites of arthropods, especially ticks and deer flies.
With mosquitoes and deer flies buzzing around my head, I looked at my watch--1:40 p.m.
The deer flies. And those pesky no-seeums that swarm the head.
Not only are these woods-edge food sources palatable and highly preferred, but deer also enjoy them because edges offer relief from swarming deer flies and other insects.
For years I had a terrible problem with face flies, deer flies and ticks.
Moose often wade into the water to get a mouthful of underwater plants, to cool down when the weather is hot, or to protect themselves from pesky deer flies.
Deer flies, horseflies, blackflies, and biting midges are also vicious biters and sometimes transmit disease.